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Generally the Government respects the human rights of its citizens however a number of issues have arisen relating to the rights of women, conditions in prisons, government corruption and access to education. In 2009 the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) carried out Vanuatu’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The review identified a number of the above concerns…

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This paper explores the extent to which Pacific Island Courts have applied United Human Rights Conventions (UNHRC) to domestic law. Attention is applied to article 43(2) of the new Fiji Island Constitution, which specifically authorises the application of public international human rights law in the interpretation of rights.

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This website provides a list of international and regional human rights conventions available in their entirety, as well as the dates of signature, ratification and accession.

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The Basis of Law is a compilation of full texts of all instruments of the Inter-American human rights system, such as various declarations, conventions, and protocols, with updated information regarding its entry into force and their corresponding status of ratification.

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